Causes of acute confusion in the elderly (mnemonic)

A mnemonic to help recall some of the causes of acute confusion in the elderly:

  • How Come 'Dis DoDo Is Excited

Mnemonic

  • H: hypoxia
  • C: constipation
  • D: drug effects
  • D: diabetes mellitus
  • D: dehydration
  • I: infection
  • E: electrolyte imbalance

Article information

rID: 12894
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • How Come 'Dis DoDo Is Excited (mnemonic)

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